Russia's treasure of diamonds and precious stones
- Publication date
- The People's Commissariat of Finances
"Official examination [of the Treasure] took place in March-April  ... Description of the whole collection is the personal contribution of the mineralogist A.E. Fersman assisted by S.N. Troinitzky...and A.N. Benois... "--Pt. 1, p.12-13.
"Experts especially appointed ... expert-jewellers: A. Fabergé, A. Kolter, B. Masseiv, A. Bock, A. Frantz, and the skilful [sic] photographer I. N. Alexandrov." -- Pt. 1, p.13.
"'The Diamond Treasure' in four parts contains 25 phototyped plates to each."--Pt. 1, p. 13.
"Russia's 'Treasure' is composed of 406 separate pieces of jewellery in all: 271 different articles...: crowns; globe, sceptre and chains; stars, crosses and emblems; diadems; necklaces; 'rivières' (diamonds); brooches and clasps, etc.; lockets; head-gears; pins; earrings and buckles; buttons and rings; court-ornaments; gold snuff-boxes and other small boxes; solitaires (loose stones); sundry gold trinkets."--Pt. 1, p. 14-15.
Jewelers mentioned in Part 2: Rockentin (German); Jérémie Posier; Aurolé (Frenchman, mounter of stones).
Jewelers mentioned in Part 3: Fredericks (British merchants); Eckard; Duval et Fils; Terenin; Sachs; Hahn, Pfisterer, Chr. Boist. (?); Bolin, Koechli.
For more history on this work, see Lord Twining's A history of the crown jewels of Europe, p. 530-558.
Parts 1 & 2: 1925; Parts 3 & 4: 1926.
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